On the Sava: Sirmium becomes Sremska Mitrovica

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Sremska Mitrovica is a Serbian city in the Vojvodina on the north bank of the Sava River, which lies on the settlement of the ancient Byzantine city of Sirmium. The former Sirmium during the Middle Ages in Hungarian was "city of Saint Demetrius on the Sava".

The ancient period ends with the conquest of Sirmium by the Avars in 582 and is also an important turning point in the history of southeastern Europe, as the Slavic conquest of land took place with the Avars.

In the Middle Ages, the city was fought over between Byzantium and Hungary for a long time. Methodius of Salonika had his seat as Archbishop of Pannonia and Great Moravia in Sirmium/Sremska Mitrovica in the 9th century. Around 1180 Sremska Mitrovica finally came under Hungarian rule. The city's common medieval name was Civitas Sancti Demetrii, the City of St. Demetrius, which still exists today in the Hungarian Szávaszentdemeter.

Sirmium - today Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia

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Sirmium - today Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia

Our route to the north should this time lead us passing Skopje, Nis and Belgrade along the main route E 75 or A1 / E 70 through the Balkans into the Serbian Vojvodina, next to previously little known Campsite Zasavica next to the city Sremska Mitrovica, once a Roman imperial palace with fortress which was called Sirmium.

Sremska Mitrovica from the perspective of an architect

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Sremska Mitrovica from the perspective of an architect

Our first tour through Sremska Mitrovica had led us to the office of Vlada (in the picture on the left), who, together with Jovane and some other committed citizens, had already been able to implement some changes in the cityscape to improve the still dreary image of Sremska Mitrivica.

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